New Poll Question – Which Is The Best Smart Phone?

Seeing how Gary iPhone Ng and Stephen BitterBerry Fung are going at their iPhone Vs. BlackBerry fight in my iPhone 3G S test post and on Twitter for the entire day, I figured it’s time to hear from the people and settle this issue once and for all.

So, who do you think makes the best smart phones? You can vote below and speak your mind in the comments. I’ve included all the major smart phone models in the poll. I bunched all the BlackBerries together so you can vote on them as a group so the FruitBerries can’t say, “The iPhone is winning because the Berry votes are being split!”

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Results From The Last Poll Question

My last poll question asked how often do you update your blog. The results were very enlightening. A good 27% update of you update your blog every single day and another 27% update one to three times per week. It’s good to see that most of my readers are active bloggers.

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60 thoughts on “New Poll Question – Which Is The Best Smart Phone?”

  1. Mayooresan says:

    I’d rather die for iPhone. Functionality wise, you can get all iPhone features in other Smart phones but you CAN”T get the dazzling user experience with other smart phones.

    EAST or WEST, iPhone is the BEST 🙂

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    1. Gary says:

      Yes, the iPhone gives the best user experience and makes it easy. Sure, it is not the BEST but it pretty much is a winner!

      Gary’s last blog post: iPhone 3GS: Initial Impressions

    2. elmot says:

      hahaha! you are certainly one big an of the iphone eh? ehehe! iphones are i think far more superior when it comes to user experience and its looks/appeal.

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    3. I agree you can’t get better then this.

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    4. Ben Pei says:

      Lol and the fashionable look right?

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  2. Apple Blog says:

    No one can beat nokia smartphones.. even apple confessed the same yesterday 😉

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    1. Stephen says:

      I like NOKIA’s a lot. Always have. Every NOKIA phone I’ve owned has gone way beyond the call of duty.

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      1. Brad says:

        i still have one nokia that still works great after 8 years… but i alas i gave in to the iphone…

  3. Mikkel says:

    Think the iPhone because it’s much more functional, and faster – Also faster than the Palm Pre.

    Even though I think the Nokia is pretty good, but I think the iPhone is best, and I think most people is using it.

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    1. Michael Kwan says:

      I’m a fan of Nokia’s build quality, but they really need to do something with Symbian so that it’s a little more intuitive and, frankly, is more pleasing to the eye. In terms of aesthetics, the iPhone wins. Apple products (almost) always look nice.

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      1. Ben Pei says:

        You’re right Michael.. Apple stuff are always manage to attract people just by their outlook. And they make you think it’s really good without even trying it.

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  4. Michael Kwan says:

    Call it a cop-out, but I say there’s no such thing as the best smartphone. It depends on your specific needs/wants and what you value the most. BlackBerry is good for email and highly secure enterprise solutions. iPhone is good for media and fun-centric users. Etc. Etc. For people who prefer a physical keyboard, the iPhone may not be the best solution. For people who want a bigger screen, the Bold may not be the way to go.

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    1. Gary says:

      Well said. Get the phone you need, but don’t preach the faults of the iPhone because it doesn’t have a flashlight like your Bold *cough* Stephen Fung *cough* 😀

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      1. Michael Kwan says:

        I’m glad that the iPhone 3G S has an autofocus camera, but it is a little odd that it still lacks flash. I’m sure the engineers/designers in Cupertino can come up with a way to integrate it into the sleek design.

        But yes, get the phone that best suits your needs, preferences, and personality. Be happy about its strengths, recognize its weaknesses, and keep your eyes out for what’s coming around the corner.

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      2. Stephen says:

        Having said that, the iPhone does all the iPod things fantastically. Afterall, it is an iPod touch with a phone attached to it. As far as “Phone” goes, it only recently caught up in features to a 5 year old Nokia. But if you want music and videos, and web browsing, the iPhone does that well enough.

        At the end of the day, the Blackberry is still the standard in a work phone without equal. It’s secure, allows manipulation of your work related documents properly, both editing and viewing, and has multiple ways of doing things so that you can make it work the way you want it to. This is why it is impossible to just “borrow” the device for a few minutes to really get a handle on it.

        With a physical keyboard, it allows you to go one handed or two handed in its operation. Because it does have a physical keyboard, touch typing can be achieved easily if you stick with it (just like most of you are doing right now). Again, something that all the physical QWERTY phones have as an advantage. And we all know what an advantage touch typing on your keyboard right now is. Wouldn’t it be annoying if you had to keep looking at it to type?

        Unbeknownst to most, the Blackberry’s all sync your iTunes collection and is a very capable media player. Over the iPhone, the newer ones actually have stereo speakers that are QUITE loud so you can listen to that Audio Podcast in the bathroom at a hotel for instance when you DON’T have your iPod dock. In fact, the berries all did Stereo Bluetooth before Apple announced it (or as they would put it, reinvented it) in OS 3.0. So even there, BB’s do a lot of what the iPhone can do. But it isn’t marketed or hyped like it is on the iPhone. In fact, many things that the Berry does is a surprise because you don’t get the white backgrounded commercials to explain it to you.

        On the Web side, the Palm Pre is the closest competitor in it’s first OS revision. But because the WebOS is based on WebKit (like Safari) and the hardware is similar to the iPhone’s, expect optimizations to narrow that gap (WebOS 1.x vs iPhone OS 3.0). Again, according to benchmarks recently posted at Anand, it is only a less than a second behind in some tests.

        I use my Blackberry to take care of all work related things, and when I want to take a phone with me (but leave work at home) I take the iPhone 3G sometimes. But if I had to pick one, I’d stick with my Berry simply because it is like the Family SUV: indespensible and reliable vs. my convertible (the iPhone) which is great fun, but life isn’t about fun all the time.

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        1. Ben Pei says:

          Aww man Stephen. Took me such a long time to just finish reading your reply =P

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      3. Stephen says:

        The problem is, it takes a lot of prodding to get you to cough up any faults. We only hear the good (not the bad). Like how the flashlight app doesn’t actually work and we had to light you with Blackberry flashlights or your face would have been completely black in the video 😆

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        1. Gary says:

          Seems like your essay above made you go crazy and you just responded to yourself. Easy there man! 😉

          Don’t blame me for the lack of lights, blame John’s camera for not having a spotlight. Thanks to RIM for supplying the light, the only useful thing to come out of the Bold/Storm! 😛

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          1. John Chow says:

            Actually, the Canon HF S100 does have a spotlight, and a bright one too! It only turns on when it’s required. It wasn’t required and those lights from Berries didn’t do anything for the video quality.

  5. Shawn Knight says:

    I agree with Michael in that it all depends on what you want to do. Basically two classes as I see it: business and casual user. For business, I’ve heard the BlackBerry can’t be beat. But for pretty much everything else, its the iPhone 3G S.

    Apple set the standard with its revolutionary iPhone in 2007 and everyone else is doing their best to catch up / copy Apple’s ideas and thus far, nobody has even come close. In the tech world, its rare that you see a product years ahead of its time, but that is exactly what the iPhone is. And no, I’m not an Apple fanboy – I can’t stand Macs lol. I just know a great product when I see it.

    My vote: iPhone 3G S.

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    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Thanks Shawn. The iPhone definitely shook up the market, but it wasn’t really “years ahead of its time.” It was still missing many of the “basic” features that other smartphones already had, but the UI design and other elements made it a real game-changer. Whether you like the iPhone or not, I think it was great for the industry. I also agree that there is a distinct difference between the corporate business-minded user and the casual consumer. Or think about people who work in harsher environments. They’ll probably want a rugged phone with PTT. Neither a BlackBerry Bold nor an iPhone would be all that suitable in that environment.

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    2. Stephen says:

      RIM’s core business is business. It’s security is so good that government agencies employ Blackberry. They don’t fear Apple coming in to their Enterprise Space, but they aren’t hanging around doing nothing. The consumer space is foreign to RIM overall and that is their next venture.

      Apple OTOH, started with a consumer centric device. They failed with the ROKR because it was a partnership with Motorola, an established manufacturer that had their own ideas of what to do. Apple quickly learned their mistakes and did it their way and this is how the iPhone came about…and it worked.

      I do own both devices and apparently I’m a target because I’m not “All iPhone” and I’ve actually chosen the BB as my everyday work device over the iPhone. I do use my 3G, but it doesn’t cut it when you really push it to do work. Frankly, it’s frustrating. But when you want to pop on the headphones and just catch up on podcasts and music/videos, it does do that well.

      Web Browsing is the only other thing that really sets the two devices apart.The iPhone has the advantage with the WebKit based Browser. RIM has admitted publicly that they need to work on this and it is quickly moving up the list. They do need to move faster. They also need a proper Mac Desktop client.

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      1. Cam Birch says:

        The thing I find most hillarious is that RIM became a business product only after they were a kids entertainment product. The Palm 3 by RIM was the end all and be all of the FUN and hip. Eventually RIM discovered that business users had more money and required all the same features that entertainment users required. So they switched over to target business users.

        The Blackberry is an excellent Phone + Email device. The iPhone is a great iPod + Crappy Phone. The Palm is a last ditch effort of a dieing company. Samsung & Nokia are meh, who really cares. The Android has alot of potential, that isn’t quite there yet.

        Quite simply all these phones are ok, but not better than ok. Is there a single device thats the best, absolutely not! At this point every device is an epic fail unless you absolutely need those features. I don’t want to carry 6 different devices but nothing is good enough to bother with. Because every device sucks so much I have to carry an iPod, a real phone, and a laptop. Why, because the smart phones suck at doing the single most important part of being a phone, actually being a phone.

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    3. I agree that the Blackberry is good for business. That’s what I use mine for.

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  6. I like to use sony ericson

  7. Chetan says:

    Many would say something odd about iPhone but still the 3G S is the best till now of all the phones in the list.

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  8. Earningstep says:

    i wonder why you don’t add htc touch hd as windows mobile phone but okay , i will vote for iphone that have superb display.. go..go iphone go

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  9. Apple iPhone 3G S does the work for me, so this is my smart phone choice.

  10. Carl Nelson says:

    My vote goes to Windows Mobile, except it’s not included in this poll. Despite being around for, oh, about a dozen years or so? So yeah…

    I still would like to pick up an iPhone for gaming purposes, but the price is still way too far out there. Maybe when the “Touch S” comes out…

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    1. Stephen says:

      I like WinMo too. But you know that John owns an iPhone and he’ll bend that to his liking.

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      1. Michael Kwan says:

        I had a WinMo 5 phone for a couple of years and while I appreciate the robustness compared to a non-smartphone, it was a clunky interface at best. I’m trying to remain optimistic for what WinMo 6.5 and WinMo 7 can bring though.

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    2. Stephen says:

      It’s also kind of sad that though the poll is a good one (but missing WinMo), that most pollers will simply vote for what John votes for, as history has shown.

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    3. Cam Birch says:

      I have to agree. Of the “smart phone” operating systems Windows Mobile is the most flexible and capable. It currently suffers from having multiple manufacturers and its UI isn’t as flashy. Unlike the other systems (excluding Android) its actually a system with true capabilities.

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  11. James Hartje says:

    iPhone 3 GS should win hands down

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  12. I’m sure iphone will win the poll 🙂

  13. Greg Ellison says:

    I think the iphone will win the poll also. The 3GS is the newest thing out. Greg Ellison

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  14. The most popular is certainly the iPhone.

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  15. Apple Blog says:

    don’t go with popularity, go with features and power.. that’s why i think nokia rocks..
    BTW read latest apple iphone 3gs review 😀
    I love iphone’s

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  16. I used the iphone for 2 years, and I can tell you that it is the simplest, cleanest, most application ready phone. That being said, I now rock a Blackberry curve 8900. I loved my iphone and was weary of changing, but as a blogger and productivity freak, the blackberry just made more sense. With a full keyboard, better email integration, and a faster, more powerful and efficient operating system blackberry was just better for me.

    Iphone is a great toy, and with the right apps you can make it do pretty much anything you want. But don’t expect to be writing emails or texting much with it, because typing stinks.

    Blackberry won’t do nearly as many cool things as iPhone, but everything it does it does better. The curve 8900 isn’t a businessman’s phone, it’s an everyman’s phone.

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  17. coolcoolbird says:

    I choose iphone.

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  18. My Heart Beats for IPhone

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  19. Diabetis says:

    You need to add one more option. I am going to say none of them. I am never interested on Iphones.

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  20. Jesse says:

    I’m not voting because my choice isn’t listed. If there was a WinMo choice, and preferably a HTM Touch Pro choice I would definitely vote for it. My Touch Pro has done everything I need to and so much more, amazing display, feature packed and works great.

    In my opinion, iphones are toys, they play video, mosic etc and look great. If you want a true business class device, windows mobile is the only way (presently) to go.. just my 2 cents 🙂

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  21. Tyson says:

    Since the Pre was developed by the previous developers of the iphone, it was the better phone for about 2 weeks. Apple did the smart thing by allowing people to upgrade without having to buy again.

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  22. Jacob Yap says:

    One word, iPhone! =)

    1. iPhone pretty much says it all.

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  23. I think iPhone is still the winner not because of the heavy promotion out there. But because of its features and functions.



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  24. Charles says:

    From a power standpoint I would go with N97 from a UI standpoint iPhone

    Im a Nokia N95 user too

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  25. Mega Champ says:

    Palm Pre For Me 🙂

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  26. Ben Pei says:

    I would still go for iphone man.. It is so flexible and the look is just unbeatable.. How about some white phones?

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  27. I wish I would have got my wife an iPhone last Christmas instead of an iPod Touch.

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  28. Pheak Tol says:

    LOVE my Iphone 2g – IpHone hands down though user friendlier than the others you’ve listed.

  29. Someone above made a good point about how they can’t really be compared as they can be used for different things [talking about the Blackberry & iPhone.] Like I already said, I use the Blackberry for business, but I’m currently seeing about getting an iPhone for regular calls.

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  30. The iPhone is a great phone. I love everything about it. The only major thing that the iPhone lacks is Push Technology which Blackberry offers to their users.

    This is why business users may favor a blackberry over the iPhone.

  31. kenny says:

    Just adding some more fuel to the fire:

    CIO Jury: iPhone has no place in business.

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  32. Tvents says:

    The best smart phone depends on the function of it and how good the owner take advantage of it. Sometimes there is a person who has a good phone but since he/she cannot understand well to operate it, the phone is not effectively used.

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  33. You should set up a poll for iPhone users and ask the following:

    “How many of you have experienced “smart phones” before purchasing and using the iPhone?”

    A lot of people are in it for the “NEXT BEST THING” and I’m sure A LOT of people have never used a smart phone or any other one.


  34. You guys are simply brand ambassador of iPhone and this one is showing in the poll as well.

    iPhone is rocking and this one is enjoying the brand of apple only.

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  35. gurtey says:

    well, john your polls are really generating a kind of great survey result.

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